Jul 26, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, this is "the daily show" with jon stewart. (cheers and applause) captioning sponsored by comedy central >> jon: welcome to "the daily show"! my name is jon stewart. good show tonight! we got a nice one for you tonight. our guest tonight, npr's juan williams will be joining us. (cheers and applause) really? he's not there anymore? (laughter) well, i'll definitely ask him about that. (laughter) but we begin, of course, with our ongoing national crisis. (laughter and applause) one week, ladies and gentlemen, for our two parties to agree to raise the country's arbitrary debt limit for the 102nd time for the drop-dead august 2 catastrophic ultimatum we've already moved twice. (laughter) and so it was under these conditions that president barack obama interrupted a bachelorette's search for love... (laughter). ... to take that long walk down "we killed bin laden" lane. >> tonight i want to talk about the debate we've been having in washington over the national debt. >> jon: the debate we've been having? (laughter) is that what that noise out of washington's been? it sounded like an a elephant seal t
Jul 30, 2011 10:00pm PDT
segment cnn anchor don lemon appears not to care for cnn. >> what is jon stewart talking about and why did stephen colbert interrupt one of my broadcasts. >> i'm in the middle of a broadcast. >> yeah, who isn't? yeah, hold on, sanjay. >> i'll explain that and more in the news tonight. >>> good've evening, everyone, i'm don lemon. u.s. senators are on the job. the high stakes standoff over raising the nation's debt ceiling has lawmakers working this very hour. as of now, they don't agree with they're making any progress. tonight cnn has learned that mitch mcconnell is in direct contact with the white house and democratic leaders in congress met face to face with the president late this afternoon. but just a short time ago on the senate floor, senator harry reid insisted that claims a deal could be near are simply not true. >> today the speaker republican leader held a press conference to announce they're in talks with the president and that a bargain to raise the debt ceiling is in the works and is close. mr. president, members of the senate, that's not true. i just spent two hours with the
Jul 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
from my time on comedy central thanks to jon stewart and stephen colbert coming up next. >>> but first, broke and bills piled high. many americans find themselves facing just that. when people in one wisconsin community are hit with hard times, they've got a unique safety net. he's this week's cnn hero, sal dimicelli the dear abby of the down and out. >> when i go through suburbia america or the small towns, everybody's trying to hold their head up with pride. >> you've been looking for work. >> okay. i know it's tough in a recession. >> i went and sold all my jewelry yesterday. >> these people behind closed doors they tell their neighbors they're fine. they'd sooner go in the house and starve. >> how much do you owe me right now? >> gas bill i owe about $800. >> i find the situation is getting worse. they need food. they need help with their utilities. i mean, this is 2011 in america? we should be helping each other. i'm sal dimiceli. my mission is to help americans who have fallen on hard times. in a week i'll receive 20 to 30 letter. me and my family do not want to become homeless.
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
comedians like jon stewart had a lot of fun with that on "the daily show." >> i think this man's views are terrible. and he dances and sounds not only gay but center square gay. >> i mean, lz, is stuff like that fair? >> i don't know if it's fair to insinuate that michele bachmann's husband is gay. but i have to chuckle because there are moments that i don't know if i'm listening to him or to cameron from "modern family." there's definitely some humor to be had lehere. these clinics are sending a very bad message, not just to people who are gobt, but people who are allies in the fight for ending homo phobia. >> let's talk about the bigger picture here. will, i'm wondering if bachmann and sarah palin get all the attention nowadays, but the man with the moneyresume, and we're talking about mitt romney, is really off the radar. is he just standing by because it's early on and letting the crazy play out? >> yeah. i think so, don. i think it's a smart strategy. also i'd add john huntsman to that group as well. they are sitting back kind of above the fray, and letting the silliness fly. let'
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
't just -- as jon stewart says we can't just leave it there and pretend there is an equal kind of split. what you see is democrats more than the median voters want compromise, and the democrats led by some people who aren't looking out for the long-term interests of the united states and our credit are driving us up to the brink, there are areas we can cut spending, but not like this. you just had a prior segment about the proposals looking at tonight, the cbo, the congressional budget office, won't even have time to score these before we vote on them. that's not how you reach a reasonable compromise, when you can't get factual numbers. >> i want to know if we're having the wrong conversation here. you tweeted me the link to your article. and i found this line very interesting. pew estimates 85% of economic coverage, talking about in the media, is about the debt battle, not the unemployment and recession that form the real threat to most americans concerned about the economy. should the real talk be about jobs, jobs, jobs and not debt and deficit? >> yes. we're in a real jobs crisis. an